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United States of America

New CROP Import and Export Regulatory Agencies
United States Department of Agriculture
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
Plant Protection and Quarantine (USDA-APHIS-PPQ)
302-E Administration Building
PO Box 96464
Washington, DC 20090-6464

Tel: 1 202 720-5601
Fax: 1 202 690-0472
Telex: 7402320 (PHAPUC)

Inquiries regarding United States Territories, including AMERICAN SAMOA, AMERICAN VIRGIN ISLANDS, GUAM, PUERTO RICO, and also the State of Hawaii may also be made to this address.

A.P.H.I.S. - Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service

of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

Fruits, Vegetables, and Plants:

For information and permit applications, write:

Plant Protection and Quarantine
P.O. Box 96464
Washington, DC 20090-6464
Attn.: Port Operations.

To bring back endangered plant species, you will also need permits from the country of origin as well as the U.S. Department of the Interior's Fish and Wildlife Service."

Ports of Entry

U.S. Customs Web site

Federal Noxious Weed Act

Exporting Plants from the USA

Export Certification Unit, Port Operations
4700 River Road, Unit 139
Riverdale, MD 20737-1228
Telephone (301) 734-8537
Telefax (301) 734-5786

Searchable Code of Federal Regulations from the US Congress:

Laws pertaining to the Importation of Plant Materials into the United States

(hint) use search words such as:
"phytosanitation certificate", "plant quarantine", "inspection plant importation".

for an example of what laws you can find, try this link:


Last update: March 19, 1998 by Ben Alkire BHA